A Ski and Travel Club in San Antonio, TX

Exciting Meetings

We meet every third Wednesday, August through April, at the Longhorn Cafe. We enjoy a meal and a program on topics such as the latest developments in ski equipment, mountain photography, and many more.

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Awesome Trips

Whether you’re a skier, boarder, or sightseer, you’ll love traveling with us! We trek to destinations both domestic and abroad, and occasionally enjoy adventures to destinations just a few miles away.

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Year Round Events

In addition to our meetings, we enjoy Happy Hour/Dineouts at favorite restaurants throughout the year. We welcome you to join us at any of these. Locations and dates are posted the month before the event.

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Community

When you go with CSB, you won’t be alone unless you want to be. We ski at all ability levels, so you always can find a pal to ski with! Our non-skiers have no trouble finding someone to enjoy an adventure with.

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March 30, 2017 Happy Hour at Luce!

March 30, 2017 Happy Hour at Luce!

Screen Shot 2017-03-27 at 8.05.24 PMAnother of our favorite Happy Hour/Dine Out spots! We’ll be gathering at Luce Ristorante & Enoteca, 11255 Huebner Rd., and 5:00 on Thursday, April 30. This is a great way and great place to meet up, visit, share storied about your St. Bernard adventures of this season and catch up on the latest news about upcoming events.  Check it out: Luce at Yelp

If you’re just interested in checking out the club and want to meet us in a non-meeting atmosphere, please come! We welcome visitors and new members!

Please RSVP to Alice at [email protected] so the restaurant will be prepared for the correct number.

Trip “Tails” from Heavenly/Lake Tahoe, Feb. 4-11, 2017

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After landing in Reno, the first sighting of Lake Tahoe as we bussed over the snow-capped mountains was breath-taking.  On Sunday, skiers hit the slopes while non-skiers enjoyed the day checking out casinos, riding the Gondola, shopping, or exploring the snow-covered shores of Lake Tahoe.  Following the TSC Welcome Party that evening, some were known to have visited the casinos again!

In spite of five days of wind, wet snow, and rain, Kip and Stewart hopped on the shuttle to ski Northstar at Tahoe.  Sue, Richard, Stephanie, Betty Ann, Lori, Yvonne, Sandra, Adrianne, Jana, and Janis also travelled to Northstar and then to historic Truckee, CA, for lunch and shopping.  Enroute we witnessed how too much rain can cause a van-sized boulder to slide down the mountainside onto the middle of the road.  Scary!  The best part of the day for Sue, Stephanie, Sandra, Adrianne, and Janis was a delightful stop in the Northstar Tavern with a great view of the rain/snow falling outside our picture window. Tuesday’s weather closed lifts, and the TSC races were cancelled.  But that didn’t keep us off the streets and out of the casinos.  Bart and Stewart were often found at the craps table while others tried their luck at other casino games.  Evening found us wine-ing in Lake Tahoe Resort, compliments of SkiGroup. Wednesday took most of us to Virginia City, an old silver mining town nestled on the hillside high in the Sugarloaf Mountains, where we rode the trolley, walked the board sidewalks, toured a mine, and checked out  shops and saloons.  That evening, we gathered in Cindy and Claire’s room for Happy Hour followed by a truly  wonderful club dinner at Tahoe’s only Four Diamond restaurant, the Ciera located in the MontBleu Resort Casino.  Thanks to Cindy Kopp for seeking out this exquisite dining opportunity.

Thursday brought more rain and high winds. Heavenly was closed for skiing so Bart, desperate to get in some slope time, hopped on the ski shuttle for Kirkwood, which they found to be closed, as well as Northstar.  Back in South Lake Tahoe, non-skiers’ planned lake cruise on a luxury yacht was also cancelled.  Evening brought the TSC Awards Banquet – without the awards, of course, since the race had been cancelled, but left lots of time for dancing!  A hearty group of 6 St. Bernards (Stewart, Lori, Yvonne, Bart, Cindy, and Claire) and 1 Austin skier closed down the party.  They danced their little paws off!

Rain turned to snow Thursday night and Friday morning.  The Heavenly Gondola and a few lifts finally opened. A couple of die-hard St. Bernard skiers gave it one last try but gave up early due to long lift lines.  In late afternoon, Janis and Sandra graciously hosted a TGIF Happy Hour in their room.  We all brought left-over snacks and adult beverages to share; and we had a wonderful evening of sharing stories.

During the week, Claire had replace old bootsand Janis and Sandra had to purchase some ice grips to fit on the bottom of their shoes to give them more traction.  Richard finally broke down on Friday and purchased an umbrella – what took you so long to make that decision?  Mike commented that he had several “firsts” on the trip – first time to see the sunrise in a long time, first time to get up for complimentary breakfast 6 out of 7 mornings, and first time to make an appearance at the numerous TSC and CSB gatherings.  Adrianne and Stephanie experienced a major “oops” when the Lake Tahoe Resort bellboys neglected to collect and load the luggage on the return trip home.  Regrettably, they had to wait six days for their luggage to be delivered to San Antonio.  No make-up for a week, girls?

Despite Mother Nature, Claire, Mike, Sue, Richard, Stephanie, Betty Ann, Kip, Lori, Stewart, Yvonne, Jana, Sandra, Adrianne, Bart, Janis, and trip leaders Lynn Carter and Cindy Kopp arrived back in San Antonio having had a great trip.  What a delightful group of people to share the week with!

Sue Logan

 

Ski and Travel with Us in 2017… think Alaska!

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The following Texas Ski Council trips and destinations were chosen for 2017.  Our club ran several of the ski trips, and we have a large group who have signed up for the Alaska trip.  Soon, the TSC trips for the 2018 season will be announced, so be sure to check back here next month!

TSC Traditional, Vail, Jan. 7-14, 2017

TSC WinterExpedition, French Alps. Jan. 21-29, 2017

TSC Winter Shootout, Heavenly, Feb. 4-11, 2017  Trip Leader, Lynn Carter, [email protected]. or co-Leader Cindy Kopp [email protected]

TSC Final Showdown, Telluride, Feb. 25-Mar.4, 2017  Trip Leader, Melissa Wight, [email protected] or Elizabeth Fisher, [email protected]

TSC Summer Expedition, Iceland, Aug. 23-31, 2017

Club Trip: Alaska, September 9-19, 2017, 7-day Cruise and 2-day Land segment in Denali: Trip Leader, Anne Tarr [email protected]

Check back here for updates on the Club Trips, as updates will appear as they become available.

Telluride, CO: Feb. 25-Mar.4, 2017

Telluride, CO:  Feb. 25-Mar.4, 2017

Another Wonderful Adventure in Beautiful Telluride!

We stayed at a club favorite:   Bear Creek Lodge! It has all the amenities, including heated pool, 3 hot tubs, spa, in-house massages, fitness center, outdoor grills, fire pit, concierge service, and complimentary shuttle, in addition to spacious condos with a bath for each bedroom!

Skiers – Bear Creek Lodge’s Funicular gives you private access to the slopes. The ride takes 4 minutes, after which you will exit onto Lower Village Bypass on the Telluride Ski Resort. A short ride down this run will take you to the base of chair 1 and chair 10 providing easy routes to the rest of the mountain.

The Telluride Ski Experience offers a genuine mountain experience for all levels of skiers thanks to a mix of quality terrain at all points on the mountain.  From refined groomed runs to challenging moguls, there truly is something for everyone.  Even beginners and intermediate skiers can ride to the highest peaks and enjoy terrain and views typically reserved for the experts.

Skiers and Non-Skiers alike – Telluride offers dog sledding, heli-skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, back country skiing, sleigh rides, ice skating, snow biking, and ice climbing.  Telluride, with it’s Victorian architecture, and Mountain Village with it’s European alpine elegance, together offer a terrific variety of shops, restaurants, and bars.  And folks – getting back and forth between the town of Telluride and Mountain Village is easy, with Telluride’s free Gondola.

Thanks to Melissa [email protected] and Libby [email protected] for a wonderful trip!  This trip will filled up fast, and was a great success!


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Alaska! Cruise and tour Denali, Sept. 9-19, 2017

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This 10-day adventure will begin on Saturday, 9/9/2017 and will include seven nights on the Princess Cruise Lines – Star Princess leaving Vancouver, Canada for the Northbound Voyage of the Glaciers. There will be a Land Tour Extension in Alaska to the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge and the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge. The last day will be spent in Anchorage at the Captain Cook Hotel with a return home on Tuesday, 9/19/17.

At this time, the price for air has not been confirmed since that information will not be released until November 2016.  Options are available for Ocean-View Cabins, Balcony Cabins or Mini-Suites and this will also determine the cost of the trip.

This adventure has been coordinated by Winter Ski and Sport and our representative is Kelly.  She has requested that each cabin booking be confirmed with her to ensure that the information for all participants be accurate.  She will be our liaison with Princess Cruise Lines.

The cruise will include stops in Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway with scenic cruising through Glacier Bay and College Fjord.

For a copy of the itinerary or other information, please contact Anne Tarr at:

210-416-4176 or [email protected]

February 23, 2017: JOIN US FOR HAPPY HOUR/DINE OUT AT EL JARRO!

El Jarro

El Jarro

On Thursday, September 29, meet us at 5:00 PM, at El Jarro de Arturo 13421 San Pedro, 78216. Bring a friend, or come as a visitor… all are welcome! If the weather is cool enough, we’ll be on the patio!  If not, we’ll be inside!

Just come for Happy Hour or plan to stay for dinner, as most of us do.  El Jarro is located in the same shopping area as Sun & Ski Sports, at the SW corner of the 281 and Bitters intersection.

2017 Trip Lineup!

The trip lineup for 2017 for our club included: Heavenly, CO: (Feb. 4-11, 2017) ..... Telluride, CO: (Feb. 25-Mar 4, 2017)..... Alaska: (September 9-19, 2017)..... Join now, and come along on a great adventure! It's not too late to tag along on the Alaska cruise and land trip!

Club Meeting: April 19 2017!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 is the date of our next general membership meeting. We meet at the Longhorn Cafe', at 17625 Blanco Rd., 78232. Arrive early to order food and visit, as the meeting starts at 7:00.

In April, we elect our new board for the coming club year. We'll also learn all about the trips for the 2018 season. This is a "must show up or be left out" meeting!

Happy Hour/Dine Outs! Check it out!

On Thursday, March 30, 2017, come to Luce Ristorante & Enoteca, 11255 Huebner Rd. Join us for great food and libation, as well as conversation and camaraderie! A great opportunity to check us out, if you don't already know us!

Be sure and let Alice know if you plan to attend: [email protected]

Pawprints Newsletter

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